Gavin Newsom understands firsthand the pervasive ways in which dyslexia impacts one’s life, from facing bullying as a child to eventually becoming a socially conscious public official. The former mayor of San Francisco, and current Lieutenant Governor of California, is also living proof that having dyslexia shouldn’t limit one’s opportunities in life.
Which is why we’re honored and proud that Newsom, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 5, recently highlighted Read Me Differently (RMD) as an important portrait of the complexities of living with this learning difference.
“Having dyslexia has not only affected my life, but the lives of those around me. Read Me Differently takes a brave and unique look at how these challenges play out in one family,” Newsom said. “If you want an insight into the social and emotional side of dyslexia…see this film!”
His words reflect the central mission of RMD, where we are championing a national initiative to help adults and children better understand how learning disabilities affect life experiences outside of the classroom!
Learn more about the Read Me Differently Initiative here.
This Saturday the Lieutenant Governor will be keynoting the EdRev convening, which brings together hundreds of families grappling with learning differences. EdRev is hosted by the Parents Education Network, one of our organizational partners, and Read Me Differently will be available for purchase at the Ed Rev bookstore! www.edrevsf.org